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KFU tour of Kansas City to provide inside look at agriculture


“We’re going to Kansas City, Kansas City here we come...”

The Kansas Farmers Union is going to Kansas City on June 7, and the delegation will tour the USDA’s GIPSA National Grain Center, the Kansas City Board of Trade, and EPA Region 7 Science and Technology Center.

Starting at 9 a.m. the group will tour the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s GIPSA National Grain Center facility and observe laboratory work.

Following lunch, the group will go to the Kansas City Board of Trade to view a short film and tour the trading floor.

CME Group, Inc., the world’s largest futures exchange, agreed on Oct. 17 to buy the Kansas City exchange for $126 million. CME plans to expand futures offerings in wheat on its Chicago trading floor on July 1 after closing the Kansas City Board of Trade.

The last day of traditional trading in the Kansas City futures pit is set for June 28. Don’t pass up this opportunity to see trading history as it comes to a close in Kansas City.

The day concludes with a visit to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 Science and Technology Center, also known as the Kansas City Science and Technology Center.

The center is one of 10 EPA regional laboratories throughout the country that provide monitoring, analytical support, and data assessments.

In the mid-1990s, EPA realized that effective implementation of the Kansas City laboratory’s mission was no longer feasible in its existing location, which it had occupied for 30 years. In deciding to construct and occupy a new laboratory building, EPA incorporated lessons it learned when successfully designing and building its Region 7 headquarters office building in 1999. That project showcased many green features and strategies that could be incorporated in the construction and operation of the regional lab.

More information about the Region 7 green office building project can be found at www.epa.gov/region7/p2/offtheshelf.

Please RSVP by emailing kfu.nick@gmail.com or calling 785-527-0941. At least one tour stop will require us to turn names in ahead of time, and the number in our group will also determine the number of tour guides needed.

Date: 7/15/2013



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